Credit Suisse Research Team Hires Former Aisin Seiki Employee

Credit Suisse Group AG hired Masahiro Akita as an analyst covering the Japanese auto parts industry.

Akita, 36, earned a master’s degree in business administration from HEC Paris after working in the accounting, marketing and other divisions of Aisin Seiki Co., an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp., Kunihiko Shiohara, head of Japan equities research, said in an interview.

Akita will cover about 10 auto parts suppliers including tiremakers, Shiohara said.

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